Preparation for Site Capture
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What hardware is required to capture a site?
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch w/ Capture App installed
- 360° Camera
- Helmet w/ Mount
- microSD cards
Before going on site, ask yourself:
- Do I have extra batteries and a charger?
- Is the camera fully charged?
- Is there available storage space on each device for a full day’s capture?
- Does my iOS device connect to the camera via Wi-Fi?
- Did I connect my camera to the Capture App and record a test capture?
Prep the Site
Prepare the site as follows:
- Capture when there are less people moving around.
- Turn on lights or add external lighting.
- Prop all doors open.
When you arrive at a site, there are several things you can do to improve the speed and quality of your capture before taking photos and videos.
- Turn on as many lights as possible in the area you are capturing.
- Assess the actual layout of the capture site and determine how similar it is to the reference plan.
- Plan a walking path for the areas that are being captured.
- Use door stops to prop open all doors to rooms, halls, and spaces being captured.
- If you can, move anything that obstructs your walking path.
- Try to capture during a time when the least number of people are walking or moving around.
- For electrical rooms, open any circuit breaker panels that you want to display in a SiteView.
- Confirm the camera's lens cap is off and clean the lens.
- Take a couple of practice captures to verify that your equipment is working correctly.
- Take reference measurement(s) if you plan on measuring in SiteView.